Cottage Garden Homeschool Co-op of Tyler, Texas

 Since 1996

2019-2020 High School Schedule

Sample High School Course Plan:

(copied from https://www.thsc.org/home-school-resources/high-school-and-beyond/sample-high-school-course-plan/)

While homeschoolers in Texas are not required to complete any specified course plan other than a bona fide visual study of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship, the Texas Education Agency’s, Recommended High School Program may give you starting point.

The TEA Recommended High School Program consists of 26 credits. The Core Recommended Course Sample is:

  • 4 credits of English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II, and Geometry
  • 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • ½ credit of Speech
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 5 ½ credits of Electives
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies

CG High School Course Plan:

At CG we plan to offer opportunity to take all of the Core Recommended Courses listed above, with the exception of Physical Education. ​Classes will be subject to teacher availability and interest level.

Yearly Classes:

Some classes, like English, Math, Science and Spanish are offered every year regardless of class size.

Writing Classes - (Writing and Literary Analysis)

Math Classes - (Algebra I, Geometry, Personal Finance & Algebra II)

Science Classes - (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy & Physiology) Spanish - (1 and 2) Rotational Classes:

The following classes are in a rotation plan for every other year

Social Studies: World History, Government/Economics (rotates with World Geography, US History)

Speech (rotates with Logic&Debate)

Worldview (rotates with Apologetics)


Elective classes: ​(These can change yearly, according to student interest and teacher availability. These are some classes that we have offered or there was interest in at one point. We are open to other classes as well when someone offers to teach it.)

Business Computer

Job Shadowing

Homemaking

Child Development

Life Skills for Girls

Life Skills for Boys

Drama

Photography and/or Yearbook

Art (a variety of options)

Music (Appreciation and Theory)

Way of the Master

SAT Study Class

Accounting

Other Classes: ​(Not offered at CG, but can count as a credit)

Driver’s Education

Physical Education (participating in a program at home or joining a Sports Program)


ENGLISH/LITERATURE:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for English/Language Arts is 4 credits.

Name of Class: 9th grade IEW (​IEW Bible-Based Writing)

Teacher:​ TBA

Grade:​ 9th

Class Fee​: $40, which includes the one-time cost of IEW student book:​ IEW Bible-Based Writing​ (Spring fees will be considerably less.)

Minimum number of students​ 4

Maximum number of students ​12

Class Description​: This IEW writing. Teaching students to outline and summarize specific readings and then outline and write their own papers building and maturing their writing skills. This is a tried and true curriculum that has been around for some time. All materials will be provided Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book to class each week. There will be writing homework to be completed each week. You may look at the curriculum online at https//​iew.com It is also recommended that you use the Grammar Fix it curriculum at home but it is not required.


Name of Class: 10th grade IEW

Teacher:​ Jennifer Flanders

Grade: ​10th

Class Fee​: $40, which includes the one-time cost of IEW student book: ​Advanced U.S. History​ (Spring fees will be considerably less.)

Minimum number of students​ 4

Maximum number of students ​12

Class Description​: This IEW writing. Teaching students to outline and summarize specific readings and then outline and write their own papers building and maturing their writing skills. This is a tried and true curriculum that has been around for some time. All materials will be provided Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book to class each week. There will be writing homework to be completed each week. You may look at the curriculum online at https//​iew.com It is also recommended that you use the Grammar Fix it curriculum at home but it is not required


Name of Class: 11-12th grade IEW CLOSED FOR 2019 - 2020

Teacher:​ TBD

Grade: ​11th

Class Fee​: $40, which includes the one-time cost of IEW student book: ​ Elegant Intensive 1​ ​st semester/Research paper 2nd semester​ (Spring fees will be considerably less.)

Minimum number of students​ 4

Maximum number of students ​12

Class Description​: This IEW writing. Teaching students to outline and summarize specific readings and then outline and write their own papers building and maturing their writing skills. This is a tried and true curriculum that has been around for some time. All materials will be provided Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book to class each week. There will be writing homework to be completed each week. You may look at the curriculum online at https//​iew.com It is also recommended that you use the Grammar Fix it curriculum at home but it is not required 


Name of Class: Literary Analysis

Teachers:​ TBA

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level need for this class: ​Students who have completed 8th grade English and are at least 14 years old. This class is rotational each year and will include different literature, poetry and short stories; however, the format for the class will remain the same.

Class Fee: ​$20 supply fee

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 10 Minimum number of students in the class:​ 2 Objectives of this class:

To improve vocabulary, literary analysis, critical reading and comprehension skills.

Exposure to literature.

Description of the general class format:

Students ​will​ participate in rhetorical discussions of weekly reading assignments. Socratic method will be used to review material in class along with occasional games/competitions.

Description of homework assignments:

Each week students will have the following assignments to complete:

Reading assignment and accompanying study guide that will include comprehension questions, analysis, and basic research as appropriate. Occasional projects may include: written or oral reports and research presentations (various formats such as poster, powerpoint, video, acting, etc.) Literature required: ​TBA

Other important information​:

All assignments will be graded according to the high school policy guidelines in the Cottage Garden policy form. There will be weekly homework assignments, Socratic class discussions, tests, and perhaps other special projects, per syllabus. Students will be required to keep up with weekly work by efficient use of syllabus, email, or text. Estimated homework time:​ Approximately 1 hour per day Supplies needed:

  • Highlighter of choice and pen.

Supplies provided:

  • 3-ring binder used to hold study guides, poetry, short stories, work, notes, etc.
  • Dividers (5 Tab)

*Folder for the student to turn in weekly assignments

*Study guides

*All Poetry assignments


MATH

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Mathematics is 4 credits, including Algebra I, II and Geometry.

(All math classes will use Math-U-See curriculum)


Name of class: Algebra 1

Teacher: Becky Berry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: The student MUST have successfully completed a Pre-Algebra curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place. The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites: Students who did not complete Pre-Algebra at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it. The teacher will review the placement test results and let the parent know if the student is ready for Algebra I or if there are skills the student can work on over the summer to be prepared for the class in the fall.

Class fee: $50 one time per year fee (includes text/test booklets: $43 & copies: $7) + additional copy fee in the spring.

Maximum number of students in this class: 8

Minimum number of students: 1

Objectives of this class: To expose the student to graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit​ multipliers, and more.

Description of the general class format: ​Concepts for the week will be introduced to the students by lecture and worked examples. Students will be asked to practice related problems in class and demonstrate to the teacher that they understand the concepts.

Description of homework activities:​ Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 30-60 min of work per day.

Textbook/supplies:​ Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized and pencils. These items along with their workbook MUST be brought to each class.

Other important information:​ Students will be expected to complete ALL assigned homework. Parental involvement is very important in proctoring tests as well as checking daily assignments​.

Grading​: Grading will be based on a combination of daily homework and exams and adhere to the high school grading policies as described in the policy form.



Name of class: Geometry

Teacher:​ Brittany Harmon

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ The student MUST have successfully completed an Algebra I curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place.

The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites:​ Students who did not complete Algebra I at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it.

Class fee:​ $50 one time per year fee only (includes student workbook/test booklet: $44 & copies: $6) + additional copy fee in the spring

Maximum number of students in this class:​ 8

Minimum number of students: ​1

Objectives of this class:​ To equip the student with the ability to understand geometry concepts and successfully solve geometry problems and to establish a self-image of being capable and prepared for higher math.

Description of the general class format:​ Math-U-See Geometry has three main areas of emphasis. They are: the vocabulary of geometry, practical applications of geometry, and traditional geometry, including proofs. Topics include lines, angles, area, perimeter, volume, Pythagorean theorem, axioms and postulates, congruency, and similarity. An introduction to trigonometric functions is included to prepare students for testing they may do before taking a trigonometry course. Concepts for the week will be introduced to the students via classroom instruction. Classroom time will also include practice of the introduced concept and administration of the 3 unit tests.

Description of homework activities: ​Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 1/2 hour of work per day. Students will take weekly tests at home. ​Parents will need to proctor tests and grade by marking problems correct or incorrect. ​The teacher will then look over missed problems to help students understand their mistakes.

Textbook/supplies:​Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized, a scientific calculator, protractor, compass and pencils. These items along with their workbook MUST be brought to each class.


Name of Class: Personal Finance (​Consumer Math)  CLOSED FOR 2019 - 2020

Teacher​: Kelly Hall

Class fee​: $15

Textbooks: “Stewardship: A Biblical Approach to Personal Finance”, Copyright 2009 from Math-U-See (Student​

Workbook, Test Booklet and TEACHER Manual recommended) ISBN: 978-1-60826-052-2; 978-1-60826-053-9;

978-1-60826-051-5 as well as the devotional book (this was included before check to be sure). I will also be handing out worksheets for the topics not covered in MUS book.

Minimum number of students​: 2

Suitable ages​: This is an upper level high school class. It is recommended that students be junior/senior level but is open to all high school students. Younger students should be mature and ready for upper level concepts and homework assignments. The math is ​not​ difficult, and a calculator is encouraged. You need to know math basics including fractions, percentages, and solve for x equations. This can be taken while doing another math. My son did it while taking Geometry.

Description of the class​: This class will introduce financial principles and the math behind them in the light of scripture. Also, students will learn the basics of managing money helping them prepare for the ups and downs life before they enter adulthood by doing a six weeks virtual life project at the end of the year. We will be doing prep work for this project throughout the year, so it is not overwhelming at the end.

Topics Covered:​ Personality Test / Choosing a Career ​/​Shopping / Best Values / Percentages / Car Buying and ownership​/ ​College Costs and Comparison / Loans / Interest​ / ​Income/ Taxes / Budgets / Real Estate Buying and Ownership​/ ​Banking / Investing / Check Writing​ / ​Cyber Security / ID Theft / Credit Cards​ / ​Resumes / Interviews /Cover Letters ​/ ​POA’s / Wills / Living Wills

Homework​: There will be homework to be completed each week, expect to spend an hour a day x 4 days on this subject per week on average. There will be test each week that should be proctored by the parent.

Computer and internet access will be required for this class.

NOTE​: This course will count as a consumer math credit, according to the TEA recommended HS Program.


Name of class: Algebra 2

Teacher: Jennifer Flanders

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: ​The student MUST have successfully completed an Algebra I curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place.

The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites: ​Students who did not complete Algebra I at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it.

Class fee:​ $50 one time per year fee (includes text/test booklets: $43 & copies: $7) + additional copy fee in the ​ spring

Maximum number of students:​ ​8

Minimum number of students: ​1

Objectives of this class: ​To equip the student with the ability to factor polynomials, quadratic formula, graphing conic sections and other algebra 2 topics

Description of the general class format:​ Concepts for the week will be covered by the instructor. During most classes, students will be called to the board to practice related problems and demonstrate their understanding of the material.

Description of homework activities: ​Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 1 hour of work per day. There are five problem sets to do per week, plus an honors assignment (that one will count as extra credit) and a multiple choice exam, which should be taken ​closed-book at home under parental supervision​. Students should be aware that partial credit can be awarded for missed test problems only if he/she shows their work on the problem in question.

Please note: ​Parents will be expected to check their student’s homework assignments every week before it is turned in and will need to circle any questions that do not match the answer key!! Solutions that do not match the answer key exactly are not necessarily wrong – sometimes a student’s answer will be in a different but still perfectly acceptable form. Circling non-matching problems simply alerts the teacher she needs to check the work on that particular problem and award credit for what (if any) part of the problem the student got right. Parents do not need to check the test solutions – the teacher will do that.

Textbook/supplies: ​Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized, and pencils. These items along with their text MUST be brought to each class.

Other important information: ​Students will be expected to complete ALL assigned homework.

Grading: Grading will be based on a combination of daily homework and exams and adhere to the high school grading policies as described in the policy form.


SCIENCE:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Science is 4 credits, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

(Our Physical Science course​ can​ ​ fulfill the Physics credit, according to TEA’s Recommended High School program, although for a student pursuing a future in math/science, we do not recommend using this class as the Physics requirement.)


Name of Class: Physical Science

Teacher: ​Leslie Breeden

Suitable Ages, Abilities or Skill Level Needed for this Class: ​This class is recommended for 9th grade students who have completed the General Science course and have already taken Pre-Algebra and will be concurrently taking Algebra 1; an 8th grader who excels and is strong in Math may also take this​; Students should display a maturity level that is appropriate for High School level work and be able to keep up with the extra workload.

Cost​: $10 per student per semester

Maximum Number of Students: ​10

Minimum Number of Students:​ 2

Objectives of this Class: from Dr. Jay L. Wile, “This course will take you on an amazing journey! It will begin with a detailed discussion of the world around you and what makes it work. It will then take you out into the Universe so that you may learn the majesty of God’s creation.”

Description of the General Class Format​: Class time will be devoted to discussing, performing and recording experiments and maintaining a lab notebook, as well as reviewing material from each module.

Description of Enrichment or Homework Activities: ​The student will be given a schedule of daily reading assignments and questions to answer at home. Occasionally, parents will lead experiments at home that were not completed in class because of time. Every other week the student will complete a study guide. Homework will require about one hour of work per day at home. Lab reports, study notes, OYO questions, & tests are also required assignments. ​The pace of this course is ½ module per week.

Textbook Information: ​The textbook is ​Exploring Creation with Physical Science​, by Dr. Jay L. Wile ​2nd Edition​. The textbook, as well as the “Solutions and Tests” manual must be purchased by each family.


Name of Class: Biology

Teache​r: Janet Mounce

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class​: This is a high school Biology credit, traditionally offered as a Freshman-level science class.

Prerequisite​: Successful completion of Physical Science is required before registering for this class.

Class Fee​: $20 per semester

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make​: 3

Objectives of this class​: This Biology class includes study of life from a Christian the perspective. This includes bacteria, chemistry of life, the cell, genetics, evolution, ecosystems and animal and plant kingdoms.

Description of the general class format​: The majority of class time will be spent performing lab experiments and module discussion with power point. We will use the microscope often, conduct experiments weekly, and participate in four dissections during year.

Description of enrichment or homework activities​:

50% of students grade will include this required work:

  • Daily reading at home while answering​ OYO​ (On your Own)
  • Memorizing of terms from the book
  • Completing​ Study guides
  • Writing ​lab reports​ as assigned
  • Completing ​test guide
  • Possible pop quiz and projects

50% of students grade: will come from Module tests. These tests will be taken at home, supervised by the parent and returned to the teacher to be graded.

*Estimated homework time​: will vary according to student, but approximately 1 hour per day.

Textbook/workbook information: Exploring Creation with Biology​ by Jay L. Wile, 2nd Edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries​ (2nd edition is required).

50% of students grade: will come from chapter tests.

These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.

*Estimated homework time​: will vary according to student, but approximately 1 hour per day.

Textbook/workbook information:

Exploring Creation with Biology​ by Jay L. Wile, 2nd Edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries​ (2nd edition is required).​ Also purchase the tests and solutions booklet, usually sold with the text.

Other important information​: Teacher will grade chapter tests and keep records of all grades, including homework listed above. Parents will be notified of student’s progress each grading period. If students get far behind they will be asked to transfer out of the class. No late work is accepted. Please see policy form.


Name of class: High School Chemistry

Teacher​: Meg Rosson

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class​: High school students.

Prerequisite:​ Students must have successfully completed Algebra I to enroll in this class. A math readiness test will be given to students to help ensure readiness.

Class Fee​: $10

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make​: 5

General Class Format​: Generally, each class will consist of a lecture by the teacher to cover the main concepts in the module and a lab(s) to reinforce the concepts. Depending upon the school calendar and the number of labs in each module, there may be one or two lectures over each module. This is not enough time to cover all topics/sections, the lectures are intended to be a help in conquering difficult concepts and to help in calculations and application of concepts. It is very important that the student is prepared for each class, having read their assignments and attempted problems assigned as daily work. Students will be performing labs that are supervised by the lab instructor. They will be using new, up-to-date lab equipment that Cottage Garden is very blessed to have. It is the student's responsibility to maintain and care for the equipment. (See policy form concerning damaged equipment) Objectives of this class​: To provide an aid in understanding the basic concepts of chemistry for the high school student. To perform chemistry experiments in order to enhance the students' understanding of chemistry principles. Description of the general class format​: Binders will be collected at the end of each module to check for completion of work. Chemistry experiments will be performed most weeks & students be required to complete a lab report on each experiment that is assigned. Lab reports will be graded on their content by the lab instructor. If a student misses an experiment due to absence, the student must still write a lab report from the information given in the textbook.

Description of enrichment or homework activities​: Students will be given a syllabus at the beginning of the year which will provide a suggested outline for their reading assignments, "On Your Own" (OYO) problems, and other daily work they are expected to complete and the non-flexible due dates for module work and tests. If a student adheres to the reading/daily work schedule, they will be prepared to meet the deadlines for tests and module work.​ Each student should expect to spend 1 - 1 1/2 hours each day completing their chemistry work.

Textbook/workbook information​: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry Second Edition by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition is required; this is not the newest edition but is readily available used​ )​ and the separate solution key. The student does not need to purchase the tests separately​. A red, three ring binder of at least 2 inches, with 7 dividers, is also required.

NOTE:​ A parent may want to make the commitment to read the material assigned in this class in order to help their student complete the daily work and prepare for the test. This is based on input from parents whose kids have taken this course over the past years. We have a 1 1/2 hour class three times a month, and that is NOT enough time to complete the labs and cover all the information in each module. The students will have to keep up with their reading & assignments. Please remember that CG is a home schooling tool - each parent is still ultimately responsible for the education of their own child. But it is my goal to help your student succeed in chemistry.

Grading Method​: For most modules, 50% of the student’s grade will come from the daily work assigned and labs reports/lab participation and the other 50% of the grade will come from test grades​. ​If quizzes or extra credit are given, they will be averaged into the module grade at the teacher's discretion. Late work will not be accepted. If absent, work should be mailed, emailed or faxed to the teacher. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the due date.


Name of class: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher: ​Susie Campbell

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: ​This is an advanced biology course. It is intended for junior and senior level students. Please see ​http://shop.apologia.com/8-advanced-biology for information on how this course can meet advanced placement requirements.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of biology. First year chemistry is strongly recommended, but not required to​ take this class. Apologia does recommend taking chemistry first.

C​lass Fee: ​$40 per semester

Minimum to Maximum number of students: ​3-10

Objectives of this class​: This advanced biology course covers the anatomy and physiology of the human body's eleven organ systems in detail. We will learn the structure and function of the human body from the cellular to the organ system level.

Description of the general class format: ​The majority of class time will be lecture format. We will also use the microscope frequently and perform three dissections during the year.

Description of enrichment or homework activities.

Daily Work- 50% of grade will include:

Reading assignments, answering questions from the text, and completing a study guide for each module. Daily work must be checked by the parent or student prior to taking the test. Grades given will be for completion only.

Writing lab reports as assigned. These will be graded by the teacher.

Tests- 50% of student's grade will come from chapter tests.

These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.

*Estimated homework time: ​Will vary according to student, but approximately one hour per day. A large portion of this course includes memorization. More time may be required for some students.

Textbook/workbook information:

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition​ by Marilyn M. Shannon & Rachael L. Yunis

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition Solutions and Test Manual

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition Student Notebook

*Please note: Students​ must have the​ ​2nd edition text​. Older editions cannot be used.


Name of Class: Exploring Creation with Physics (Apologia)

Teacher: Becky Berry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ ​High school students who have a firm understanding of Algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometric functions (including sine, cosine, and tangent functions) learned in Geometry.

Prerequisite:​ Usually students need to have completed Algebra II, but if the student has a good grasp of math concepts, this course could be taken after Geometry.

Class Fee: $15/year

Maximum number of students in the class: 8

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 2

Objectives of this class: To provide a basic understanding of Physics for the high school student. To perform Physics experiments to enhance the students' understanding of Physics principles.

Description of the general class format:​ Physics experiments will be performed each week & students will have time to ask questions about problems they have attempted to perform or about other concepts being learned. Description of homework activities: ​Students will be given a syllabus at the beginning of the year which will outline the reading assignments & problems they are expected to complete.​

Each student should expect to spend 1 - 1 1/2 hours each day completing their Physics work.

Tests will be given to take at home. Parents are expected to proctor tests: they should be taken without notes or text.

Textbook/workbook information:​ ​Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics Text Second Edition by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition is required) and solution guide.

Other important information:

This upper-level class will be taught in a way to help prepare students for college. The teacher will assist in the learning process, but it is the student who will be primarily responsible for learning the curriculum. The class time will consist mostly of performing experiments. There will be some explanation of concepts, but students are expected to do most of their learning on their own through the text.

Grading Method:

50% of students grade will include this required work:

  • Daily reading at home while taking notes and completing OYO problems
  • Writing Lab Reports
  • Practice problems (parent/student check accuracy)
  • Review Questions (parents/ students check accuracy)
  • In class weekly quiz

50% of students grade: will come from chapter tests.

  • These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.
  • Tests are to be taken without book or notes, unless otherwise specified by the teacher.
  • There will be a comprehensive final test at the end of each semester.


SOCIAL STUDIES:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Social Studies is 4 credits, including World History, World

Geography, US History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics


Name of Class: US History (recommended for upper level students)  CLOSED FOR 2019 - 2020

[USHistory will rotate each year with Gov/Economics]

Teacher: ​Elizabeth Earle

Class Fee:​ $5

Suitable ages/skill level: ​This class is designed for high school students reading well and have the maturity to discuss an imperfect world in a godly manner. The text book is written on an ​eleventh grade level​. Critical thinking skills will be developed in this class. Please contact me with any concerns about a teens readiness.

Objective:​ This class is an overview of United States History from indigenous people to current events within a biblical view. Gain understanding of the forces, issues and events that have shaped United States History and the people who made it happen.

Textbook:​ ​United States History Student Text (fourth edition) from Bob Jones University​

Homework expectations​ Text book reading is required every week with section quizzes assigned as homework. Outside reading also required at times for projects. Test may be closed book and taken at home. Pre-recorded lectures may also be assigned. This book is very fair and the best I've found for addressing history both accurately and with a love of our country. The advanced level of the book is taken into consideration for our work load and homework will fall within the hour a day standard of Cottage Garden.


Name of Class: World Geography (recommended for younger HS students)

[World Geography will rotate each year with World History] 

Teacher: ​Elizabeth Earle

Class Fee: TBD

SuitableAges/skill level: ​younger high school students

Objective: To get an understanding of the geography of the world.​

Textbook: ​TBD

Homework expectations:

OTHER CORE CLASS Offerings:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Speech is ½ credit;

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Foreign Language Studies is 2 credits


Name of class: HS Logic & Debate

Teacher: ​Patricia Shaw

Suitable ages: ​14 years and up, due to mature high school level content and study load.

Class fee:​ $20 per semester, plus independent purchase of consumable texts

Minimum number of students: ​4

Maximum number of students:​ 12

Texts required: ​The Art of Argument, The Argument Builder, and The Discovery of Deduction, all by Classical Academic Press

General description of the class:

“My chief objection to a quarrel,” G.K. Chesterton wrote, “is that it ends a good argument.” In this high energy class, we will delve into the mystery of argumentation, using a Socratic approach at the rhetoric stage of learning. Mature topics will be discussed, as indicated in the syllabus, so that parents can introduce themselves, before it is discussed in class. Internet research will be required. Plan to study an hour ​daily ​outside the classroom.

In the first semester, students will study informal logic and the informal fallacies (everyday arguments poorly constructed), recognizing bad reasoning and identifying fallacies, using the text, The Art of Argument. The companion text, The Argument Builder, will be utilized to facilitate building compelling and persuasive arguments of their own. Students first study the logical structure of sound arguments and then study how to use the common topics of argument, such as the use of examples, analogy, comparison, testimony, and statistics.

In the second semester, students will extend learning toward introducing ​formal ​logic. Using the text, The Discovery of Deduction, we will investigate practical and real-world applications of soundly structured deductive logic. Using methods such as Socratic dialogue, ample discussion, internet research, and integration of other subjects, they will learn formal logic in a tangible way.

This study will further train and hone students’ minds, enabling them to create, research, and arrange content in order to articulate their own persuasive arguments.

Past students have articulated that this course helped them later in persuasive essay writing, debate and improved communication with adults. Come and be challenged in this rigorous course!


Name of class: Spanish 1

Teacher:​ Abigail Halberstadt

Suitable ages:​ This is a high school level course but a JH student who has completed the JH Spanish class could be considered.

Class Fee:​ $10/semester

Textbook/workbook information​: Each student must have access to “Spanish I for Christian Schools” 2nd edition Student Text by BJU press. The other materials offered by BJU are NOT needed.

Minimum number of students:​ 3

Maximum number of students​: 12

General description of the class:​ Spanish 1 introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.


Name of class: Spanish 2

Teacher:​ Abigail Halberstadt

Suitable ages:​ This is a high school level course

Class Fee:​ $10/semester

Prerequisite: ​complete Spanish I or pass my Spanish I final exam

Textbook/workbook information:​ Each student must have access to “Spanish II for Christian Schools” 2nd edition Student Text by BJU press. The other materials offered by BJU are NOT needed.

Minimum number of students:​ 3

Maximum number of students:​ 12

General description of the class:​ Spanish 2 introduces students to conjugating verbs in Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.


Name of Class: HS Sign Language

Teacher: ​TBD (We have someone in mind and they are very qualified.) 

Class Fee:

SuitableAges/skill level: high school students​

Objective: Students will learn basic sign language.​

Textbook: ​TBD

Homework expectations:



Name of class: Conversational Spanish

Teacher: Kimberly Fenton​

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed:​ High School or has completed Spanish I or higher.

Class Fee:​ $7.00 (For copied handouts/teaching supplies)

Maximum number of students:​ 2 – Unlimited

Objective of this class:​ To provide opportunity to hone Spanish speaking/conversation skills in order to boost confidence and create ease in communication.

Class Description:​ This class will focus on cementing Spanish vocabulary previously learned and using it in everyday conversation. Some new vocabulary will be presented as well – particularly that which can be used as a tool for Christian witness and ministry. In addition, there will be some memorization of songs and scripture to be used as a conversational speaking tool.

Description of Homework:​ This class is designed to be an enrichment class, and as such, will not have homework most weeks. There may be a small amount of homework on occasion, but it will be kept to a minimum.

Textbook/Workbook:​ None – All materials will be provided as handouts for the student to keep in a notebook that is brought to class each week.

Other Important Information:​ This will be an interactive class. Students will be expected to participate in group singing and speaking aloud when called upon in class. There will be Hispanic foods featured on the last class day – Any food allergies need to be reported at the beginning of the semester.


Fine Arts:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Fine Arts is 1 Credit (1 full year; may be different classes)


Name of class: 3D Art & Sculpture

[3D Art & Sculpture will rotate each year with 2D Elements of Art]

Teacher:​ Andrea Durbin

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ Junior High & High School; no prerequisites Class Fee: $35 per semester​

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 15

Minimum number:​ 3

Objectives of this class: This art class will focus on learning the basic elements of three-dimensional art using fun​ and engaging lessons and projects. This class will be rotated with the 2D Elements of Art Class previously offered during 2018-2019.

Description of the general class format:​ ​ Weekly lessons and hands-on projects will deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of art & design, as well as develop their artistic skills and creative expression. In class, students will use a variety of sculpture techniques and art forms involving 3D media as they create unique pieces to take home.

Description of enrichment or homework activities:​ Homework for this class will be minimal, provided students focus on completing their work during class time. Each student is required to submit at least one work for the End of the Year Program.

Textbook information: ​ No textbook is required.

Other Important Information:​ Students will be using different mediums as they explore the various art techniques. It may be advisable to bring a smock or t-shirt to protect clothing.


Name of class: HS Drawing 1

[HS Drawing will rotate each year with HS Painting taught by Helvey]

Teacher: ​Andrea Durbin

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ This high school level class will be for 9-12th grade students that have taken a previous CG art class and are serious about studying art.

Class Fee: ​$35 per semester

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 10

Minimum number:​ 2

Objectives of this class: ​This advanced art class will focus on learning and understanding various principles of art and developing the student’s drawing skills with various subject matter and media.

Description of the general class format:​ This primary emphasis of this class will be on mastering the basic principles of art through weekly drawing exercises and occasional graded projects. Drawing is the basis of many different art forms and can be a springboard into more specialized skills. Focus will be on each student's individual growth and development of artistic skills through class instruction, lessons and weekly practice. This class provides students with experience in contour and gesture drawing, shading techniques, still life, landscape, portrait and basic figure drawing. Experimenting with a variety of drawing materials will allow students to explore many different media and techniques.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: ​There will be weekly homework assignments that may require 1-2 hours per week outside of class time to complete and will be graded for participation. There will also be 3-4

special projects each semester, which will be graded based on each individual’s effort and abilities. Each student will be required to submit at least 2 works for the End of the Year Program.

Textbook information:​ No textbook is required.

Required supplies:​ Each student must have a ​bound, hard cover, unlined sketchbook​ for this class. Students will also need a pencil pouch or box​ ​, to be used specifically for holding drawing supplies. Please contact Andrea Durbin with any questions.


JH/HS Character Sketches Studies

[Character Sketches Studies will rotate each year with an Art class taught by Durbin] 

Teacher:​ Becky Helvey

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ Jr. High-High School

Class Fee: $35 per semester​

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 10

Minimum number:​ 4

Objectives of this class:​ The very nature and character of God is seen all throughout His created universe. Job remarked, “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.” (Job 12:7-8).

This class is designed to follow closely the “Character Sketches” books published by the “Institute in Basic Life Principals.” Each section of the Character Sketch Volumes begins with a captivating “read–aloud” nature story that introduces the character quality being taught and continues with interesting facts on the featured animal’s characteristics and physical features. This is followed by a story from Scripture that illustrates the character quality, along with background information on the individual or situation in the story, which is then summed up in a “character sketch.” We will implement an actual art lesson of the animal/plant that we have studied and hopefully have a greater appreciation for God’s own artistic ability and design than ever before!

In class we will focus on traits such as “Obedience,” “Gratefulness,” “Truthfulness,” “Orderliness,” “Diligence,” “Attentiveness,” “Loyalty,” “Courage,” and more. These traits will come from studying animals such as the deer, bear, prairie dogs, Canadian geese, etc. This course will feel like a combination of Science, Bible, and Art all wrapped into one class.

Homework activities:​ No written homework will be assigned. Most work will be done during class time. There may be occasions where students are asked to focus on an area of expertise to be ready for the next class. Mrs. Helvey will also encourage students to participate in local competitions/art shows if the opportunities arise. Students will create and choose at least one piece of their artwork to display at the end of the year, Awards Ceremony.

Textbook/workbook information:​ Projects are taken from the “Character Sketches” books published by the “Institute in Basic Life Principals.”


Name of Class: Floral Design Teacher: Bridget Thompson credit: ½ credit; 1 semester

Suitable for: High school students

Class description: Students will learn the basic mechanics of professional Floral Design. The course covers Elements of design, materials used in the field, and specific techniques used in arranging flowers and corsages. Technical skills in floral design will also be developed. Class Fee: $10

NOTE: Mrs. Thompson was a florist for many years, so she has much personal experience.


Name of Class: Pinterest

Teacher: ​TBA

Suitable for​: High School students

Class Description:​ In this class we will be using the Pinterest App and website as our manual/study guide. We will be using these tools to collaborate, share, and brainstorm tasks. As a class we’ll vote on the top 15 assignments which will include special holidays, birthday, education, baking, and everyday practical designs. Together as we find and create wonderful fun projects and gifts we will also be expanding and improving our creative skills. Class Fee:​ $30.00 per semester class fee for supplies and will require class participation.


Name of Class: HS Drama

Teacher: ​Julia Allison

Ability’s and/or skills needed:​ Any student who completes the High School Theater Arts Class with a passing grade, is eligible for a fine arts credit for high school students. We would like to encourage any student from 9-12 grade regardless of past Theater Art or stage experience to be a part of the class. Students and parents must sign a behavioral contract at the beginning of the year to ensure both parties are aware of the expectations necessary to attend the class. We are allotted a very short amount of class time so behavioral expectations will be high. 

Cost: ​per student per semester $40 (Within our drama production class, several costs come up throughout the semester, including scripts, set pieces, props, costume pieces, the use of a stage, light/sound technician, required royalty fees which are necessary to perform any published productions, and various others.)

Objectives of this class: ​Theater Arts are the perfect way to teach students life skills that are applicable and crucial to their life beyond High School such as confidence, empathy, teamwork, dedication, and perseverance to name a few. This course gives your students an opportunity to educate themselves on all things Theater in a God centered class environment. This year's Theater Arts program will be performance-based learning giving the students the ability to get a feel for the stage and allowing every student a chance to perform. Whether the audience is their classmates or at the final show with friends and family students will get ample opportunity to meet their goals as a performer. Students will also increase their knowledge in the “world of theatre” (set design, stage makeup, auditioning, directing, acting, etc.), and to learn how God can use the art of theatre to bring glory to Himself! 

Description of the class format: ​Class time will be completely interactive, with an emphasis on stage time! We will work on monologues as individuals, duos, ensemble pieces, and at least one full cast production. As a class, we will go through units devoted to different aspects of the theatre, both onstage and technical/offstage.

Minimum number of students :6

Description of the enrichment/ homework required:​ This is set up as a drama production class. As we draw near to performance dates, there will absolutely be rehearsals outside of our class time on Mondays, and it is

MANDATORY that each student and parent COMMIT to make their BEST efforts to be or have their enrolled student at EVERY outside rehearsal possible. The 2015-2016 year put our rehearsals on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons and we started these outside rehearsals at least a month before our scheduled performance date. Registering for this class implies that students/parents are committing to outside rehearsals. Our class will be set up with two main performances, Our winter showcase and spring show. Our winter showcase which will be a completion of performances we did in class that fall semester as well as monologues and duologues from the students competing this year in the academic rodeo! Our spring show will be a one act play performance where students get to learn by doing and show off their skills and talents, they have fined tuned this year. Something we're introducing this year is Competing at the East Texas State Fairs Academic Rodeo in the Drama Festival Monologue and Duologue competition. This event will be held at the Tyler fair grounds and High school Students will perform one day in late January! There can only be 3 monologue entry’s and 3 dialogue entry’s Making there only 9 spots for competition we will hold auditions for said spots and the students not working on the competition will be working on pieces of the HS Winter Showcase, therefore we need students to be rehearsing at home as well as in an organized rehearsal time. If your student is competing, they MUST attend ALL scheduled rehearsals in order to compete their piece. Any conflicts with rehearsal dates must be reported ahead of time not counting unexpected emergencies. In order to represent cottage garden and put our best foot forward at competition students must be prepared as well as meet behavioral standards in order to compete their piece.

Homework ​will be given in the form of lines to memorize, vocal exercises to practice and improve projection and enunciation, and necessary work on their scenes. Completing this homework is an important part of class participation and VITAL to the success of our performance, therefore will be graded in the form of daily participation grades.

Please see the performance dates below. Students must be able to commit to these performance dates to be in the class, as much class time is devoted to these productions.

Probable Performance dates for 2019/2020:

Fall semester: ​AT LEAST one performance the weekend of January 25,26,27

Spring semester: ​AT LEAST one performance the weekend of April 11, 12, 13

Textbook information: ​each student will be provided with a folder and required to have their folder each class. The students will be provided with their scripts. Any lost or damage scripts will not be covered by the class fee and therefore be the student's responsibility.

Grading method: ​Because this is an elective, and everything we do in class will absolutely depend on 100% active participation from each student, their grade will primarily come from their level of participation in the class. (This does include completing the homework given, such as line memorization, etc.) Each student will be provided a rubric for grading each performance, this ensures students know what the need to work on and know what skills are improving. However, this rubric will not be the source of the student's grade, each rubric will be sent home to be signed by parents for participation points. This ensures that the students grade comes from the amount of effort put into the class and that the parent can see where their students' performance level often through the year. The goal here is improvement NOT perfection!


Electives:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Electives is 5 ½ Credits (any combination of full year or semester courses)


Name of class: Apologetics to Strengthen our Faith

Teacher:​ Catherine Pratt

Suitable ages:​ High School

Credit: ​1 credit, full year

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 12

Minimum number of students:​ 3

Class Fee:​ ​$20

Objectives of this class: ​Information will be given and learned through the texts, videos, and additional writings and materials so that students will be evaluating, understanding, and explaining the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, as well as the biblical view of current cultural trends.

Description of the general class format:​ ​ The truths taught in this class will be best integrated into our students’ lives as they are walking with the Lord. Reading, reflecting, and articulating (both verbally and in writing) an understanding of the material will be the primary ways students will be evaluated in this class.

Description of possible homework assignments: ​ Homework will include weekly reading and writing assignments on various apologetics topics (approximately 1 hour/week); Students will participate in an apologetics dialogue at least twice per semester. Students’ grades will be based on completion of these homework assignments, quizzes, and class participation.

Textbooks/workbook information:​ Students need to purchase a 1.5 inch three-ring binder with divider tabs.

(The NEW UPDATED 2017 version of) ​Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World​ by Josh and Sean McDowell is the text for the first semester, and an additional book will need to be purchased for the second semester.

Why study apologetics?​ Today’s culture overflows with a deep rejection of God’s ways and the flagrant indulgence of living in opposition to how God expects us to live. These are truly the days when evil is called good, and good is called evil. How will our young people navigate a world where “political correctness” demands an acceptance, even a celebration, of ungodliness? Knowing God’s Word and His ways and being able to articulate them will give our students the foundation to walk in the Spirit and to explain His ways to a lost world.

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” --1 Peter 3:15

Note:​ Mrs. Pratt has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute Graduate School. Contact her if you have any questions. Phone (text is best): 812-371-3613


Name of class: Way of the Master/Evangelism

Teacher:​ Catherine Pratt

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 10 Minimum number of students:​ 3 Class objectives:

  1. To develop and/or deepen the faithfulness of spending time with the Lord daily through Bible study and prayer (“Quiet Time/Daily Devotions”)
  2. To deepen students’ understanding of what the Bible is all about
  3. To equip students to defend their faith (basic knowledge of apologetics to be able to evangelize)
  4. To equip students to share their faith (evangelism)
  5. To give students the opportunity to participate in evangelism

How to meet the class objectives: ​Training through video and the text and various readings; going out to evangelize in public places and door to door; spending time daily with the Lord; minimal additional assignments Materials needed: ​Students need to purchase the text, ​Way of the Master: Student Edition​ by Ray Comfort & Allen Atzbi and a 1.5 inch three ring binder with dividers and loose leaf paper… The text can be ordered from Amazon or from the Way of the Master website: http://store.livingwaters.com/books/way-of-the-master-student-edition.html

Cost for class: ​$20 fee will be used to purchase supplies and evangelism tools

Class description:​ Students will be given tools to develop a daily quiet time of Bible study and prayer. leading to a deeper relationship with the Lord and laying the foundation to be equipped to defend the faith and to share Jesus with others. Throughout the course, students will grow in their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the Christian faith and in their ability to give an answer in defense of the gospel (apologetics). Students will learn skills to share their faith (evangelism) and will be given opportunity to go into the public arena to put those skills into practice. Homework and Grading:​ Homework will include daily quiet time (5 days/week; 15 min or so/day), one assigned report per semester (approx. 2 hrs work time), and participating in evangelism twice per semester. (Group opportunities will be given. However, if unable to participate in group evangelism activities, the student may “go out and evangelize” at a time convenient for him/her. If that is necessary, an adult must be with the student for safety’s sake.) Also, as a review of the fundamentals of the faith, the defense of the gospel, and the skills of evangelism, in-class quizzes may be given.

Students’ grades will be based on completion of these homework assignments, answering the questions on the quizzes properly, class attendance, and class participation.

Why study evangelism? Why evangelize? ​Our great God deserves glory and praise from each and every one He has created… and billions who are alive today do not know Him, have not even heard of Him, so how can they worship Him or turn to Him for help in their daily lives? They are black, brown, yellow, red, white, tan… speaking every language… made in the image of their Creator… living life without knowing the One who loves them most… Why share Him? He deserves. He asks us to do so. He empowers to do so. The lost need Him. And we will be blessed by doing so.

“I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” --Philemon 1:6 (NIV, 1984)

Note:you have any questions. Phone (text is best): 812-371-3613​ Mrs. Pratt has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute Graduate School. Contact her if


Name of class: HS Boys Sports

Instructor:​ Tom Quezada

Credits:​: ½ - 1 credit; A student may take this class all year or for 1 semester

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:​ High School boy

Class Fee: $10 per semester

Maximum Number of Students:​ 20

Minimum Number of Students:​ 3

Description​: The class will learn sports such as football, kickball, Dodgeball, baseball, etc. Students do not need to be proficient in any sport.

Goal: ​teach boys team building, team camaraderie, rules of sports and provide a way of getting exercise.


Name of Class: HS Tennis

Teacher:​ Kayla Williams

Suitable for​: high school students.

Class fee:​ $10.00 per semester

Description of the general class format:

Tennis class will begin with a group warm-up and stretch. We will go over the new tennis concept for that week, i.e. court awareness, rules, scoring, serving, etc., and then begin actively engaging in tennis play. Class will end with group stretch.

Students will need the following supplies: ​Students are to provide their own tennis rackets. Students must wear appropriate attire and tennis shoes/sneakers, bring a bottle of water and a towel (optional) to every class. Note:​ Tennis is a lifelong sport that teaches important skills that can transfer into other areas of life. Here are just some of the benefits of playing tennis: physical, mental, and emotional benefits, eye-hand coordination, flexibility, speed, gross motor coordination, bone strength, aerobic exercise, fine motor coordination, agility, mental sharpness…


Name of class: HS Swords

Instructor:​ Jaci Luebbert

Credits::​ ½ - 1 credit; A student may take this class all year or for 1 semester

Suitable for: High School students​

Class Fee:​ $40 per semester (covers ​the required equipment)

Maximum class:​ 15 

Minimum class: 3​

Objective:​ ​Students will learn the basic fundamentals of theatrical sword fighting in a fun and safe environment. 

Students will need the following supplies: ​their own gloves which should be leather work gloves which can be purchased at Tractor Supply or Walmart. No fingerless gloves or bicycle gloves, etc.


Name of class: High School Job Shadowing

Teacher:​ TBA

Credit:​ ½ credit; this class is offered in the Fall

Suitable grades:​ 16+ yrs​

Class fee:​ $10.00/ semester

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 6 

Minimum number of students in the class: 3​ 

Objectives of this class:

  1. To identify skills for a career
  2. To expose students to skills needed to obtain a career
  3. Allow students to observe career opportunities

Description of the general class format:

The purpose of this class is to research careers and develop skills necessary to obtain a profession. In class we will work on discovering job interests and strengths. We will study job behaviors and proper attire. We will learn how to write a cover letter, resume and fill out an application. We will hold mock interviews and contact employers about possible job shadowing opportunities. Once contact has been made students will job shadow outside of class time. 

Description of homework activities: ​Reading text and completing book assignments. Homework will consist of getting to and from job shadowing locations. After observation students will have written assignments based on their experience.

Text:​ ​What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job

Other important information​: It will be very important for students to make contact and follow through with their obligations to the employer. A grade report and assignment sheet will be kept in front of their notebook. Grades will be given based on completion of job shadowing assignments and participation in class. 

Students will need the following supplies:

-loose notebook paper

-1- 1/2-inch binder -tabbed dividers


Name of class: Photography/Yearbook

Teacher:​ Jessica Meyers

Credit:​: ½ credit in Photography (this can count toward a Fine Arts credit); Class Fee​:​ $10 for copies

Cost of yearbook for the student:​ TBA (I am aiming to keep it under 30)

Maximum number of students in the class​: 10

Minimum number of students in the class​: 5

Description of the general class format: ​This will be a combination class: It will be a beginner digital photography course, that is meant to help you understand your digital camera. The goal is to learn the basic functions of your camera so you can to shoot in manual mode. The yearbook course is to provide students with journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook

Description of homework assignments:​ Throughout the course, you’ll complete a series of photo projects that will help you practice the skills you are learning. (When given an assignment, the photos will be emailed to the teacher and will be due by Friday at noon.) There may be some reading that will be required weekly. As the year progresses the students will have journalism assignments to complete. I am estimating that this will take roughly 3 hours weekly, the more the student puts into taking photos the more they will get out of this class.

Required Textbook/ Equipment :

-The Students will need a digital camera that is able to be placed in Manual mode.

-Digital Photography Complete Course by David Taylor Link from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Complete-Course-Taylor/dp/1465436073/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding =UTF8&pd_rd_i=1465436073&pd_rd_r=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08&pd_rd_w=xtW7k&pd_rd_wg=4BmTh&psc=1&r efRID=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08


JH Aerospace

Teacher:​ Cheryl Watkins

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: ​6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Class Fee:​ $25

Maximum number of students in the class:​ 10 Minimum number of students in the class:​ 4 Objectives of this class:

The Aerospace Education class is an educational, standards-based, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that provides aerospace, aviation, space, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities to our students. Class time will consist of four lessons of instruction, one guest speaker, ie engineer from Boeing who helped engineer 737, USAF fighter pilot and MIT professor, etc, and one hands on STEM kit activity followed by a module test per module. Subjects will include, Unmanned Aviation Vehicles, computing with the Raspberry Pi

(introduction to programming), Aerospace Education Excellence, Physics, Flight Simulator, Hydraulic Engineering, Rocketry and more, time allowing. This class will improve your child’s understanding of Aerospace and its importance to society. Expect 30 mins a day homework and quizzes/ tests throughout each module study to access comprehension.